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Robbers Pose As Police: Men in SWAT Gear Terrorize Family (Dallas)
Dallas Morning News ^ | November 10, 2004 | Jason Trahan

Posted on 11/10/2004 10:38:51 AM PST by Travis McGee

"Policia! Policia!"

JIM MAHONEY/DMN

Policia! Policia!

That's what six masked men – dressed in black SWAT gear labeled "police" and armed with what appeared to be high-powered assault rifles and handguns – yelled as they swarmed into a small welding business that also doubles as the home of Camilo Rodea, his wife and two small sons.

"They said, 'Give me the marijuana!' " Mr. Rodea said Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after the attempted robbery about 10:20 a.m. in the 9400 block of Bermuda Road in southeast Oak Cliff. "I said I didn't have any. "They said, 'If you love your son, you'll do it.' ... I didn't know what to think."

After smashing some windows during a frantic search, kicking Mr. Rodea to the ground and pointing guns at his children, ages 3 years and 2 weeks, the robbers came up empty-handed.

As they left, one frustrated attacker struck Mr. Rodea's wife, Maria Lopez, in the face with his rifle, opening a bloody gash above her right eye. Her wound was still bleeding hours later as she cradled their newborn in her arms.

The bandits then headed two doors down, where they found five construction workers fixing an empty house. They ordered all of them to the ground in the cramped back yard, pointed guns at their heads, demanded drugs, and then stole their wallets.

The bandits piled into a white van and a black Chevrolet Suburban and headed toward nearby Interstate 45. They remained at large Tuesday evening.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: assaultweapon; automaticweapons; banglist; noknock; policia; swat
No mention if the gang of "policias" were illegal aliens or not. Unknown at this time.
1 posted on 11/10/2004 10:38:53 AM PST by Travis McGee
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To: Travis McGee
No mention if the gang of "policias" were illegal aliens or not.

ssshhhh!! they're about to become "American citizens".
2 posted on 11/10/2004 10:40:00 AM PST by F15Eagle
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To: Eaker; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; archy; backhoe; Badray; t_skoz; Becki; Jack Black; meadsjn; Joe Brower; ..

3 posted on 11/10/2004 10:40:21 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee

That's nothing. Just recently, we had an agent of the United Nations posing as a US Senator, running for the presidency. :)


4 posted on 11/10/2004 10:41:51 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: Travis McGee

I smile when thinking about how the REAL Police are going to handle these guys when they catch them.


5 posted on 11/10/2004 10:42:12 AM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Which part of "Don't Mess With Texas" didn't you get?)
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To: Travis McGee
We will be hearing from these Bozos again.

Hopefully they will stumble across an armed Texas Special Forces soldier, home on leave.

6 posted on 11/10/2004 10:42:14 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: flashbunny; cgk

Please don't let any of the usual disruptors hijack this new thread.

Don't take their bait; their goal is only to sidetrack the thread to oblivion.


7 posted on 11/10/2004 10:42:32 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
That's nothing. Just recently, we had an agent of the United Nations posing as a US Senator, running for the presidency. :)

LOL!

8 posted on 11/10/2004 10:42:58 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: Travis McGee

The behavior of these thugs is not all that different from some police departments that we have been hearing about.


9 posted on 11/10/2004 10:43:02 AM PST by nightdriver
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To: Travis McGee
Also no mention as to if they were Latino or not! White people can say "policia" jsut the same as Latinos can.
10 posted on 11/10/2004 10:43:44 AM PST by wmichgrad ("We must find a way to help the liberals!" Sean Hannity November 9, 2004)
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To: Leapfrog

Odds are the real police will never catch the gang in their bogus uniforms.

A team like this will use police radio scanners, lookouts, etc.

At best, they'll find the bogus uniforms in the trunk of somebody's car, and he won't have any idea how they got there, and won't say one more word before lawyering up.


11 posted on 11/10/2004 10:44:26 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
Please don't let any of the usual disruptors hijack this new thread.

I'm calling the over/under on the cop fetishists showing up to be 20 posts.

12 posted on 11/10/2004 10:45:26 AM PST by jmc813 (J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS)
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To: Travis McGee

Don't worry, Travis, it won't.

The last thread was a one time exercise to finally expose 'him' for what he truly is. Now when he starts up again all that is needed is to refer people back to that thread and ignore him completely.


13 posted on 11/10/2004 10:46:53 AM PST by flashbunny (Every thought that enters my head requires its own vanity thread.)
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To: Travis McGee

More to this I believe.Two or three in one vehicle local thugs, I agree, but two vehicles and six intruders, hard to say.Mexican Mafia collecting a debt??? Lots of under the table lone sharking does go on down here.


14 posted on 11/10/2004 10:57:51 AM PST by eastforker (Maybe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure what I said is what I meant_John Kerry)
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To: Travis McGee
Same story, different source, therefore different read (no mention of "policia"):

Six Men Dress like Officers, Enter Texas Houses

15 posted on 11/10/2004 11:00:20 AM PST by cgk (The Left was beaten by Pres Bush twice & will never have another shot at him... who's dumb?)
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To: Travis McGee
There's been some speculation that these guys were copycats of The Takeover Bandits

I suspect they're probably already affiliated with them.

We'll be reading about kidnapped businessmen and / or their wives and children in the future.

16 posted on 11/10/2004 11:00:50 AM PST by primeval patriot
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To: Travis McGee
Odds are the real police will never catch the gang in their bogus uniforms.
A team like this will use police radio scanners, lookouts, etc.

You might think so, but it they're so smart and well organized, why did they hit two dry holes? I doubt they got more than a couple hundred dollars and are now wanted for B&E, impersonating an officer, ADW, kidnapping, armed robbery, and more. They appear to be moronic amateurs to me.

17 posted on 11/10/2004 11:01:43 AM PST by ZOOKER (proudly killing threads since 1998)
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To: Travis McGee

Call the demorats. Some more disenfranchised voters. Get them registered.


18 posted on 11/10/2004 11:05:55 AM PST by taxesareforever
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To: Leapfrog

"I smile when thinking about how the REAL Police are going to handle these guys when they catch them."

I would love a video of that that raid. It would look like a raid on a house of mirrors. :)


19 posted on 11/10/2004 11:08:59 AM PST by myheroesareDeadandRegistered (Levin/Coulter '08)
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To: cgk

And the vehicle descriptions are totaly different.


20 posted on 11/10/2004 11:12:01 AM PST by eastforker (Maybe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure what I said is what I meant_John Kerry)
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To: Travis McGee

It would not surprise me at all to learn the "policias" were not only illegal, but members of a gang like Mara Salvatrucha. They're well-versed in home invasions, and probably use them to get their hands not only on money and drugs, but handguns, as they are in very high demand.

I met an older woman (50ish) who said she loved home invasions. She loved the chaos, causing all that terror, and being in control... she never killed anyone I think, and thankfully, she's now in prison for meth manufacturing.

These stories are scarier - invasion, robbery, rape, murder.

I need both a gun and a dog living this close to the border.


21 posted on 11/10/2004 11:14:31 AM PST by cgk (The Left was beaten by Pres Bush twice & will never have another shot at him... who's dumb?)
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To: eastforker

I didn't even notice that. Well at least we know the vehicles are "black" and "white".


22 posted on 11/10/2004 11:16:51 AM PST by cgk (The Left was beaten by Pres Bush twice & will never have another shot at him... who's dumb?)
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To: Travis McGee

Here's another story out of Houston from 11/5 with a home invasion and suspects speaking Spanish:

http://www.khou.com/news/local/crime/stories/khou041105_mh_homeinvasion.297351d5.html

4 gunmen - 1 hispanic, 3 black: sketch of the hispanic is at the link


23 posted on 11/10/2004 11:26:40 AM PST by cgk (The Left was beaten by Pres Bush twice & will never have another shot at him... who's dumb?)
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To: eastforker

I show a minimum of at leats seven people registered at that address within the last year and a half, four born in the 70's, one in '69 and one in '58. All have different last names and all have a squeeky clean record. Illegal Alien clearing house maybe???


24 posted on 11/10/2004 11:39:48 AM PST by eastforker (Maybe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure what I said is what I meant_John Kerry)
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To: cgk; Travis McGee

See my post #24


25 posted on 11/10/2004 11:43:40 AM PST by eastforker (Maybe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure what I said is what I meant_John Kerry)
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To: taxesareforever
Call the demorats. Some more disenfranchised voters. Get them registered.

Hell, if the DemoRats have their way these guys will be the real police, as well as voters.

26 posted on 11/10/2004 11:46:56 AM PST by Navy Patriot
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To: Travis McGee; flashbunny

Travis, thanks for posting this article again.

Flashbunny, why do you bother arguing with idiots?

After 4 years of watching those clowns I mainly stay away from their "discussions".

best regards, FRiends.


27 posted on 11/10/2004 2:04:41 PM PST by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: Travis McGee
Thanks for the ping.

This is another reason to keep a rifle handy (an AR-15 with 1X optic works great) around the house.

And have a plan for utilizing should the bad guys kick in your door.

28 posted on 11/10/2004 5:12:55 PM PST by Mulder ("The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle anywhere and any time"-- Heinlein)
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